April 21, 2012
By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations
WALNUT, Calif. - Trevor Brown and Nicole Peters set new school records in the 110-meter hurdles and 5,000 meters, respectively, and the Colorado State track and field team continued to impress at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Brown placed second in the Olympic Development Elite section of the event, with a time of 13. 75. The previous record set by Deontrey Taylor was 13.85. The time also breaks the Mountain West's all-time record in the event.
"He is just getting more and more confident," said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "We're trying to get him into more races that will challenge him. He's doing a much better job staying focused. His confidence continues to grow. It's been fun to see him grow as a top-level hurdler."
Peters, a senior from Houston, Tex., finished fifth in the event, clocking in at 16:12.02.
"The old school record was 16:20 so she smashed it by eight seconds," said distance coach Bryan Berryhill. "It was pretty amazing to watch. She ran the steeplechase on Thursday night and set a (personal record) there. To come back less than 24 hours later and run a 16:12 in the 5k is just amazing. She's doing some great things right now. She's running with a ton of confidence.
It was just a really inspirational performance by Nicole Peters," added Bedard. "The whole coaching staff was there and the whole team was screaming for her. It was the highlight of my trip."
Jessica Sharbono earned a 17th-place finish in the discus throw, with a toss of 167-11.
Alex Balsiger led the Rams at the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif. The sophomore won the 800-meter run, clocking in at 1:50.16.
Meaghann Peak placed fourth in the triple jump, with a mark of 39-6.
Kelby Dias claimed eighth in the 110-meter hurdles, posting a time of 14.43.
Andrew Goodman (9:11.93) took fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplchase and Alec Pott (53-6.5) finished eighth in the shot put.
Elizabeth Johnson (47-11.25) and Sharbono (47-0.25) placed fifth and sixth, respectivley, in the shot put.
"We had a lot of good competition and good weather," mentioned Bedard. "I think the athletes took advantage of that. We saw some really good performances today from our crew. I was expecting our athletes to be tired today after a busy weekend but they performed well. I think we got a lot done and I feel good about where we're at now.
"The whole staff feels good about where we're at. During the indoor season we thought we'd be a better outdoor team and that is showing. Now it's refining things and resting athletes that we need to. "
The Rams return home next weekend to host the Glenn Morris Multi-Event meet and Jack Christiansen Invite.
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